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White House struggles with muting function for 22 minutes on Iran conference call with reporters

White House struggles with muting function for 22 minutes on Iran conference call with reporters

It took the White House 22 minutes to figure out how to enable the "listening only" feature on a conference call on Thursday in which senior administration officials announced that President Trump would continue to waive nuclear program-related sanctions, keeping the deal intact.

"This White House can't even run a f*cking conference call," a reporter on an unmuted phone line angrily exclaimed to the entire call.

Another White House official repeatedly attempted to quiet the noisy line "so the people in charge" could talk.

A State Department official announced at the end of the call that the technical difficulties prevented the senior administration officials from taking any questions from reporters.

In July 2017, during another background call on the administration's Iran policy, a participant on the call announced that his "inflatable doll is a lesbian."

Source: www.cbsnews.com
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